From 2017 I realized my first decolonizing-silent-walk-performative city tour URBAN BODIES PROJECT. This was invited to the international festival THEATER DER WELT. Afterwards, this project was invited to Amsterdam, to the international dance festival JULIDANS, and to Stuttgart, to the festival DIE IRRITIERTE STADT. Later, the project DECOLONYCITIES followed in Hamburg in 2019 and 2021. Both will be supervised by a diverse and international team under the new platform founded by myself called SHAPE THE FUTURE."


 

DECOLONYCITIES WINDHUK-HAMBURG
Premiere on Friday 24.06 at 17:30 Saturday and Sunday 25. and 26. June at 11:30 and 17:30 Meeting point: Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte /Holstenwall 24

In DECOLONYCITIES Windhuk-Hamburg, the choreographer will take artists from Windhuk and Hamburg on a search for traces of Hamburg's colonial past and perform at locations around the Museum for Hamburger History, the Bismarck Monument and Baakenhafen. Performers from Windhoek occupy the public space for a moment to expose their artistic interpretation in the context of decolonization in dance interventions. Hamburg's history with its trade and port is determined by its colonial past. The German Empire was colonial power in Namibia from 1884 to 1915 and brutally put down two popular uprisings of the Herero and Nama. Hamburg formed a logistical hub for military supplies during the genocide of the Namibian population. Der performative Rundgang führt die Zuschauer*innen auch an den Baakenhafen. Zu Fuß und auf der Barkasse hören die Zuschauer*innen über Kopfhörer Statements der Künstler*innen und kritische Texte zur Deutung der Hamburger Kolonialgeschichte, immer bezogen auf die Wahrnehmung der ehemals Kolonisierten. In einem offenen Atelier befasst sich eine namibische Künstlerin mit der Repräsentation kolonialer Geschichte in den permanenten Ausstellungen der MfHG. In this audio walk, the dancers* intervene at sites of memory and create a physical-choreographic decolonizing perspective on the city of Hamburg.


[Concept/Choreography] Yolanda Gutiérrez
[Management] Gesine Kästner
[Assistance Management] Lucia Lilen Heffner
[Dramaturgy] Judith Mauch and Heiko Büter
[Collaboration Historian] Jan Kawlath
[Press and Public relations] Andrea Möller
[Graphik Design] Dr. Calavera
[Narrators voice] Zainab X
[KCostume Design] Yupanqui Ramos
[Dance/Performance] Faizel Browny, Justina Andreas, Vetunjona Uarije.
[Visual artist] Vitjitua Ndjiharine
[Video/Foto/Audio] Munimum Art

Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Dance Assistance Program.
Gefördert durch die Behörde für Kultur und Medien
In Kooperation mit dem Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte und Kampnagel.